Mask Change | Decks and Ruling

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Mask Change

Mask Change
TypeSpell Card
Card Effect TypeCard effect
Supports ArchetypesHERO / Masked HERO


Target 1 "HERO" monster you control; send it to the Graveyard, also, after that, if it left the field by this effect, Special Summon 1 "Masked HERO" monster from your Extra Deck with the same Attribute that the sent monster had when it was on the field (its original Attribute, if face-down).

How to Get

PackValiant Souls [SR]
HERO Generation [SR]
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  • Great way to summon a powerful monster.
  • Being a Quick-play spell gives you lots of timings to activate this card.


  • Requires a Hero monster on the field to activate, otherwise a dead card in your hand.
  • A Hero can only change into a Masked Hero of the same attribute.


Anki OTK

(This OTK is only possible because of a bug that doesn't half Anki's attack when he attacks directly with his effect and Titan Showdown is active.)
Use Cosmic Cyclone to banish a spell/trap card and reduce your LP to make Titan Showdown active, then used masked change to special summon Masked HERO - Anki. Anki is able to attack your opponent directly and because of Titan Showdown he will deal 5600 damage. If your opponent does not control any spell/trap card for you to use Cosmic Cyclone on, you can turn on self-chain. First activate Masked Change on your HERO and then use Cosmic Cyclone on Masked Change, you will still be able to summon Anki with your LP reduced for Titan Showdown.

Extra attacks

You can use Masked Change on an Extra deck Masked Hero you control to special summon another copy of himself from the Extra deck. Use this during the battle phase to gain extra attacks. Masked Hero Anki can do this most efficiently. Attack with your DARK Hero monster, activate Masked Change to special summon Masked Hero Anki and then let Anki destroy a monster. Anki will let you search a Masked Change from your deck, which you can use on him to special summon another Anki ready to attack. Repeat till your opponent runs out of monster.

Masked Hero

Here is a list of masked hero monsters that can be summoned with Masked Change.

Multiple monsters

Drilldark lets you special summon another monster when it's summoned, this can let you use Mask Change on one of them without leaving your vulnerable to cards like Enemy Controller. Use Drilldark's effect to special summon Destiny HERO - Celestial so you can use its effect when it's in the graveyard. Vyon can also be pretty good since you can use its effect to send Destiny HERO - Malicious from your deck to the grave, then activate it from the grave to special summon another Malicious from your deck, which thins your deck as well as letting you use Mask Change using your deck as a resource.

Return from the graveyard

Decider's effect lets you return a Destiny HERO monster from your grave at the end of the turn. This can let you use Mask Change on him after he attacks to return Decider back to your hand at the end of your turn.




ActionsSends from your field to your Graveyard
Summoning categoriesSpecial Summons from your Extra Deck


Hot New Top
I don't know why they did not just use mask change II that card seams more balance for this
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
Blue Reply
The fact that is says once per turn instantly makes it way more balanced.
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
Anonymous Reply
If balance then nobody bought it
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
Anonymous Reply
dont cry mask change is good. but not broken
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
Anonymous Reply
Just because it's OPT doesn't mean it's more balanced, Mask Change II pretty much makes ANY deck can run Masked Heroes.
Help please!
Why am I not able to use mask change or form change in response to an enemy’s monster effect that destroys my hero monster? Since it is a quick play card shouldn’t I be able to use it in response to their effect?
<< Anonymous(Help please!)
Anonymous Reply
Buy more UR mainbox cards to unlock the card's full functionality
<< Anonymous(Help please!)
Anonymous Reply
lol, such an uncreative troll. You really have no other new ideas or what?
<< Anonymous(Help please!)
@OP Reply
Did you set this card on the same turn the enemy use the destruction effect? Set backrow must wait one turn before it can be activated, even if it's a Quick-Play Spell.

Also, I think if the destruction effect happens in Damage Step, you can't use this card in response. There's a very limited kind of cards and effects that can activate in Damage Step.
Mask Change doesn't have restriction to be only activated once per turn, so stupid.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yes, you're stupid
What kind of stupidity is this? You dumb or smt?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
What's this? Who hurt you buddy?
how many masked changes can we have in a deck is it limited to 1 2 or just the norm 3
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
unlimited 3
Can you stop this from going through if you destroy the monster with a spell/trap during the chain?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yes, the targeted monster must be sent to the gy by this card's effect to resolve, if you chain ballista, Raigeki, karma, etc. your opponent doesn't get to summon anything.

If you flip the monster face down or you use enemy controller the card still resolves and your opponent gets to summon a monster
ban this card already come on
<< Anonymous(KONAMI)
Anonymous Reply
Dear Poster,
You weren’t funny the first time you made this joke and you aren’t funny now.

-🔥, Duel Links players
<< Anonymous
Fetih 1453 Reply
It was not funny becuase it was not a joke.
<< Anonymous(Fetih 1453)
Anonymous Reply
It was for the post above.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Only hero players believe that it is fair. This card is indeed broken.

- You can only activate 1 "Mask Change" per turn. This errata will make it fair.
Ban please,limited 2
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
But why?
This card or anki should be limited to 2, along with celestia.
The fact that this card is NOT limited, BUT silent sword slash is limited is absolute HORSE URINE. sick of this nonsense
<< Anonymous(kbeezy)
Anonymous Reply
What is the point of limiting it?
There is also a card that allows you to play it up to 3 times from the graveyard.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
So player will not able to use this and Celestial
<< Anonymous(kbeezy)
Anonymous Reply
They won't semi-limit this card because it will affect other Masked Heroes too, especially considering we'll have Dian in main/mini box in the future.

If they would limit something from the Anki deck, it will be either Decider/Drilldark, or Anki itself.
<< Anonymous(kbeezy)
Anonymous Reply
Lol urine!!
I know some dude who loves to play Mask Change
this should work only ONCE PER TURN ... summoning the same monster up to 3 times and being able to attack with him every time in the same turn is just ridiculous
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You know it's easy to counter. Masked-Heros aren't that great anymore ...
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
So? Every deck has counters. Doesn’t mean it’s not broken. This deck is absolute OP 🔥 and it always has been. It doesn’t need limiting it needs an all out ruling change.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
They'll never change a card text for DL (unless it has to do with Main Phase 2 like with Emerald Turtle). If they made Anki limited to 1, this deck won't be able to OTK.

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